Silks Restaurant at Remington Park Racing & Casino
1 Remington Place
What works: The atmosphere. The view. The food.
What needs work: It’s a little pricey.
Tip: Keep up with the race schedule to fully enjoy the view.
Legend has it that the first onion burgers were created in El Reno during the Great Depression by enterprising burger-flippers looking for ways to stretch increasingly scarce meat. That costcutting measure still lives and breathes today. While El Reno might be the home of the onion burger, there are plenty other metro eateries that offer the delightful fare.
— by Louis Fowler, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
Even though NE 23rd Street is one of the most historical streets in Oklahoma City, many locals tend to forget that it’s also home to some of the most grassroots and homegrown eateries in town, the best having a specific focus on soul food, barbecue and old-fashioned Southern cooking. NE 23rd Street restaurants are OKC’s culinary history all in a few blocks and really should be revered as such.